Posts Tagged ‘FTTH’


FTTH (Fibre-to-the-Home) and ADSL2+ in NZ

May 11, 2010

Having explained this now 5x in the last 24 hours, I decided it was time to blog about it.

This post summarizes why NZ broad band doesn’t “suck”, why FTTH isn’t going to solve what your problems are, and what you can do about it in the mean time.

It’ll also explain to you how “The Internet” works, here in New Zealand, as well as giving you some figures to compare us against the rest of the world.

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What you never knew that you needed to know about Broadband and Fibre to the Home

December 16, 2009

With the government investing NZD$1,500,000,000 into this “Ultra fast broadband” Fibre-Optic network, you’d expect them to have good reason for it right? You’d also expect people would generally back the idea of it, and know why we, as a country, need this infrastructure investment. If only that were so! Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce is pushing for a major infrastructure rollout across the better part of NZ, and everywhere you look there’s talk of the $1.5 billion the Govt is investing.

That’s a lot of money, and as you can imagine a lot of people are keen to get their hands on a slice of that pie. What you also need to understand is that 3rd parties are also expected to front up that amount (and more) themselves, some estimates suggest that¬†independent¬†parties will need to invest over 6x the amount the Govt will be putting into this project. Read the rest of this entry ?